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2013 AGM


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The 2013 annual general meeting of the Conestoga sailing club was held on Sunday November 24th 2013. We meet at the KW Granite club. The minutes of the meeting can be found here

2013 Club awards

  • Carling Cup (Warm Water): Sue Pilling and Steph Romaniuk
  • All Arms Race: Al Nichols and Ken Nethercott
  • Club Championship: Bill McLaughlin
  • Wednesday Night Race Series:
    • Hugh Loughborough (June)
    • Don McKenzie (July)
    • Dwight and Pat Aplevich (August)
    • Nick Couwen (Overall)
  • Sailing School Awards:
    • White Sail (CanSail 1 – 2): Session 1 Isaac Dippel; Session 2 Luke Schmidt; Session 3 Ellie Wolfe; Overall Luke Schmidt
    •  Bronze Sail (CanSail 3 – 4): Session 1 Sally Draper; Session 2 Scottie Parker; Session 3 Keegan Poyeshi; Overall ;
  • Broken Rudder Award: Jan d’Ailly (two washes of the inside of his boat between races at the club championship)
  • Shore Captain Award: Stephen Mercer

2013 Wellington Cup


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June 16th started with heavy rain and dark skies. But those few who took a chance to come out to the club were greeted by a stiff breeze and puffy clouds that made way to sun shine. You can find the race results here.

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Wellington Cup


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There are lots of ways you can help promote the sailing club and the sailing school. Over 50% of people learn about the sailing club via, word of mouth. Telling your friends and neighbours is the is the easiest way to promote the sailing club. You can also let folks know about us with these simple posters/flyers.




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We had a great Club opening this year! The sun was shinning (finally!) and many hands made light work. A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that lifted boats, helped tidy up, launch the docks. performed emergency plumbing and stepped masts. Our Club relies on our volunteers to get the job done and today was no exception. The Club looks great thanks to all of you. A  special thanks to Yvonne for providing our delicious chili lunch. Can’t wait to see you all on the water!

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On November 20, the Kitchener Sports Association held their annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Edelweiss Sports Bar in Kitchener. Mike and Cathy Burton were chosen by Conestoga Sailing Clubs’ Board of Directors as this year’s recipients. Read on for a brief synopsis of Mike and Cathy’s efforts over the years:

Cathy and Mike Burton have been members of the Conestoga Sailing Club since 2009. It is fair to say that Mike and Cathy’s ratio of work to fun (aka sailing) is tipped almost completely to the work side. This is why the sailing club executive chose to honor them for this year’s Kitchener Sports Association’s Volunteer Recognition Award.
In order to keep the sailing club running in tip top shape we need supplies on hand. We all know the heart ache of coming in off the water, looking forward to a BBQ dinner, only to discover we are out of propane! Well, Cathy has been making sure that no-one has to experience these little frustrations. From propane, to band aids, to cleaning supplies, and perhaps most importantly, toilet paper, Cathy always makes sure that the club has what it needs to run smoothly. In addition to these day to day things, Cathy also makes sure that our safety policies are kept up to date and adhered to.

In addition to Cathy ensuring our club has the supplies it needs, she also supplies Mike for almost all of our club projects. Mike has been very active in the maintenance of our facilities and equipment over the years. From club opening and closing, to major capital projects, to project that “ shouldn’t take very long” but always do, we can count on Mike being there with the tools that we need and a smile on his face. We can safely say that when Mike’s around we all stay just a little bit longer to hear his signature laugh.

You can always pick out the Burton’s at club events. They are always the ones asking what they can do to help. And because of their continued efforts the Conestoga Sailing Club is a better place for all of its members. So please, help us thank the Burton’s for their volunteer efforts at this year’s Kitchener Sports Associations’ Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Congratulations Cathy and Mike!

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Hello Members. This year’s date for the 2012 Commodore’s Reception and Annual General Meeting is December 2nd at the K-W Granite Club (Meeting Room), located at 99 Seagram Dr. in Waterloo. This year we are pleased to have Uncle Al Schonborn (W3854) talking about sailing and racing the Wayfarer around the world and getting ready for the worlds in Mississauga in 2013. We will also be presenting this seasons awards to club members and outstanding sailing school students. This will be followed up with our Annual General Meeting and the elections for the 2013 Board of Directors.

Meeting details:
When: Sunday December 2nd
Where: K-W Granite Club (meeting room) 99 seagram Dr. Waterloo
Food: Snacks, appetizers, and a cash bar.
Door Prizes: Tickets for the 2013 Toronto Boat Show

1:00 Social
1:30 Welcome message from the commodore
1:45 Guest speaker ( Uncle Al Schonborn (W3854) Talking about sailing and racing the Wayfarer around the world and getting ready for the worlds in Mississauga in 2013)
2:20 Club Award Presentation
2:45 Sailing Club AGM:

  •  Minutes of pervious AGM
  • Officers reports for 2012 (Sailing School, Race Captain, Shore Captain, and Treasure)
  • Commodores address- Review of 2012 and future projects.
  • Tabling of motions
  • Election of officers for the 2013 season

If you wish to attend please RSVP to

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posted by | Comments Off on Mississauga Sailing Club Regatta 2012

This year two Wayfarer’s from Conestoga competed at the Mississauga Wayfarer/CL16 regatta. Leo and Joanne Van Kampen repersented Conestoga by placing 4th. Scott Ramsey and Jan D’ailly Finished in 11th. Full results here.

training on the fluky winds of Conestoga Lake helped with the conditions on Saturday as the winds started very light (less than 5 km/hr) from the west and within an hour were about 10 km/hr from the east. Sundays winds were much more steady with 15 km/hr winds from the south gradually going to 15 km/hr from the south east by the end of the series.
-Leo Van Kampen

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We saved just enough water to hold the club championships a week earlier than usual. Both days were warm with temperatures in the high 20’s. Saturday started with light winds and finished around 10 to 15 km per hour. The breeze peaked above 20km on Sunday keeping the races exciting and the competitors cooled. Rookies Yvonne Kohlmetz, Luke Johnson, Peter Draper and Ed Szczepan did a fine job in their first regatta. Pat and Dwight Aplevich (pictured) were the victors. Race results here. The pot luck BBQ and Corn roast was well attended. Photo gallery of the two days is after the jump.

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